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It's time to take 'social recruiting' to the next level

As I was writing up a 'social media recruiting guide' for a client today, I had one of my many epiphanies:

We are finally to the point where social media can become REALLY powerful for recruitment.

Now you might be thinking, "Golly, it's been pretty powerful already hasn't it?" Yes, you just thought "Golly."

Yes and no. Yes, it's done wonders to help recruiters find talent and to help companies brand themselves as the ultimate employers of… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on April 23, 2009 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment


I'm tired of hobbies - don't get me wrong, they're great, and I have a few (though not as many now that I have a toddler). I appreciate that they help to maintain our sanity, and they make us more complete as people. Being fully developed is nice.

Here's the thing: I, most likely, don't care about your hobbies.

If you have submitted a resume for consideration for a highly specialized, technologically involved, demanding position, I have little interest in your favourite… Continue

Added by Jonathan McLeod on April 23, 2009 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Our catty whompus 'conomy - why?

As Sandra McCartt might say about the government pointing to all the positive signs in the economy, "Just because a chicken has wings don't mean it can fly." Today we found out that Ken Lewis, the teetering CEO of Bank of America, testified that Bernanke and Paulson and "...the government wanted him to keep quiet while the two sides negotiated government funding to help BofA absorb… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

ATS - PCRecruiter

My firm is considering PC Recruiter. Can anyone tell me about their personal experience with this ATS?

Added by Wendy Lane on April 23, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Wondering @Wharton

Food for thought...

For the past decade, a job at an investment bank has been coveted. Now the implosion of Wall Street has not only shaken a generation's ambitions, it has also unleashed them.

Click here for the NY Times video

Added by Steve Levy on April 23, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ki-Work recruiting

Added by Gina Block on April 23, 2009 at 4:28am — No Comments

this slow economy????

Where do you pros go to grab the listings of jobs to work on with some viable integrity from companies? I just did one with one of the biggest plastics irrigation manufacturing systems etc. and was totally stiffed on several levels.

where else to find gigs besides BountyJobs?????????

Added by Mark Anetsberger on April 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Stay Up! Or how Kanye's ego has saved this Executive Recruiter

According to the Urban Dictionary, "stay up" originates in the graffiti subculture. The phrase refers to the hope that one's tag, throw up, piece, or burner will "stay up" and not be buffed. Of course, in the song of the same title, Kanye may have been alluding to something else.

How cool would it be if life cruised along with no problems, no upsets, no drama? The reality is that these things happen. I haven't run across anyone immune to… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on April 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Passion and the Job (Part I)

The job search and better yet the career path that one takes has a genuine undertone that I think inevitably shapes the thoughts and minds of the seeker. That is the person’s passion. Passion is under-used criteria in the search process as most people think that passion is lost when they need to “grow up” and move out into the world. I researched passion and this is what I found “Passion can be expressed as a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion towards a subject,… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on April 22, 2009 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Las Vegas Recruiters 04/29 and Phoenix Recruiters 05/07

In 7 days the kick off meeting for the Nevada Recruiters Association

The Nevada Recruiters Association

Get your tickets for this event:

Date: Wednesday April 29th, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dave Mendoza of Six Degrees from Dave

"A Sourcing Guru's Guide To Mastering LinkedIn: Building Passive Talent Relationships"

Get your tickets for this event:… Continue

Added by Thomas F.X. Licari on April 22, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments on the Sunrise KGMB9 Morning News show

On my quest to grow the site or get a job I was invited to sit down with the morning news team at Sunrise KGMB9 in Honolulu to talk about the website and my own situation

Added by Mike Nale on April 22, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

I Cannot Tell a Lie! ...And I'm Not a Politician, So It's Not Just a Catchy Phrase.

I'm giving you all fair warning and letting you know that this is a touchy-feely kind of blog. If you are looking for some sort of information on how to become a better recruiter, you will not find it here. Actually, you will probably not find it in any of my blogs ever.

I woke up at 6:30am to discover my 2-year-old son, Cole, whining in his crib. I pick him up and he cuddles next to me like a baby kooala bear. Cole is usually in great spirits when he wakes up in the morning so I was… Continue

Added by See_Jane_Recruit on April 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Can't plan a workforce without good numbers

Robert Rivet, CFO of Advanced Micro Devices, reminded analysts during recent conference calls that "the current environment is pretty murky, visibility is pretty low."

It's not easy trying to plan your future workforce trends when even the CFOs are having a difficult time making sense of it all...

Added by Steve Levy on April 22, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, April 21, 2009

We tried to have our regular MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat this week and we thought (Animal and I) that there was an Archive being automatically created with Chatroll but alas! There wasn't. This is the last part of the chat we were able to get copied once we came to to what was happening to the chat. The early part of the class was good with participation from several people. I'm sorry that part is lost. Following is the log that represents… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 22, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

Enough Negative News

Enough Negative News

Don Schmitz / Human Resource Staffing

The news focuses on gloom and doom and I’ve heard enough negatives. So let’s add a bit of healthy skepticism to counter all the negative forces. Where can we expect the new jobs to come from in the future? With unemployment in Minnesota at 6% and national unemployment of 6.5% sure to go higher, everyone wonders, “Will I have a job tomorrow?”

According to the state of Minnesota, the medical device sector… Continue

Added by Don Schmitz on April 21, 2009 at 6:03pm — No Comments

ETL/Informatica Developer - 5+ Years Experience/Washington DC Location

If anyone is looking or knows someone who is - please contact me. Thank you!

Added by Lois Lyons on April 21, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Hear the WOW! Factor Interview via Podcast

Were you not able to tune in on Sunday to hear the discussion about Your WOW! Factor? That's OK - you can listen to a podcast of the show.

We've created a podcast link to the What's Your WOW! Factor? show of Coach Colette on Career Communique Radio with Keith Keller and Annemarie Cross.

On the show, Coach Colette… Continue

Added by Colette Ellis on April 21, 2009 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Social Networking websites and a successful job search

Networking is about more than going to Chamber of Commerce

meetings in the Internet era

Social networking Web sites aren’t just about looking up old high school crushes or telling everyone you know what you had for breakfast.

Whether you use a business-oriented site such as LinkedIn or a network such as Facebook that’s designed more for fun, online social networking can help you find a job.

There are lots of people on social networking sites who are looking… Continue

Added by Todd Palmer on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I got a new job! Oh, I have to tell them I’m quitting this one?

resign That euphoric feeling of accepting a new position can quickly leave when you start to think about the prospect of having to go to your current boss and give notice. Mostly because you probably have a decent relationship with she or he and your co-workers, so it will be a bittersweet departure. Even if you absolutely despise everything about your job, it still can be tough.

The best way to approach… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on April 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

A Warm Cold Call for the Passive Candidate

I have never liked the phrase Cold Call. When I was trained to become a Recruiter, we learned to use the phrase Warm Call. Well, after all, that is what the inititial call is isn't it? If the call is cold you will, well be cold. The candidate or client for that matter will be cold. It is really that simple. I don't need any "guru" to tell me differently.

I was recently interviewed on the @Animal Radio Show http://… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on April 21, 2009 at 8:59am — No Comments

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